About the band

Lambeth Wind Orchestra (LWO) is a concert band based in Herne Hill, South London. LWO performs a varied programme of music for the community at both formal and informal events. Our concert programmes have included music by Gustav Holst, Percy Grainger, Philip Sparke, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Malcolm Arnold and Samuel-Coleridge-Taylor alongside newly written pieces by London-based composers. We also enjoy performing a variety of British light music by composers such as Robert Farnon, Eric Coates and Frederick Curzon. Our performances take place on bandstands around London, including Clapham Common, St James’s Park and Battersea Park, at local festivals and at our own formal concerts.

We rehearse every Thursday from 7:45pm to 10:00pm at Herne Hill United Church. We’re always on the lookout for new players, so if you’re interested in joining, get in touch!

Our Conductor – John Holland

John has been the conductor of Lambeth Wind Orchestra since 2008 and also directs the London Consorts of Winds Clarinet Choir. He is often invited to conduct freelance for special events. He is a member of BASCA, PRS and BASBWE, serving on the Executive Committee.

Our Patron – Stephen McNeff

Biography coming soon.